Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Shows Issue Calls for Entries:

  • 3rd Annual High School Art Show May 6-June 28 for grades 9-12. Deliver artwork that is framed/wired to hang on Tuesday, May 1, between 4 and 6 PM. Maximum of two entries per artist.

    Opening reception Sunday, May 6, 3-5 PM. Cash prizes of $50, $75, and $100 will be presented to Third, Second, and First Place winners and ribbons to those winning Honorable Mention. The winning artist or a parent must be present at the reception to receive a cash prize.

  • Our Best to You Art Show July 6-Aug. 30 for members 18 and older. Turn in completed entry forms by Saturday, June 23, to have your artwork labels printed. Deliver artwork framed and wired to hang on Saturday, June 30, between 10 AM and 12 Noon. All artwork must be for sale.

    Opening reception Friday, July 6, 5-7 PM. For $1 each or 6 for $5, reception guests can buy chances to win two $50 certificates and one $100 certificate with which to purchase artwork in the show. The drawing will be at 6:15 PM, and winners must be present to select their prizes.
Both receptions and shows will be at the Gallery, 109 N. River St., Seguin. The Gallery will receive a 25% sales commission on all artwork sold. Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the artist. All artwork will be handled with the greatest possible care. Click below for entry forms:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Watercolor Artists Take Home Cash Prizes

Five entries in the March is Watercolor Month Art Show won cash prizes at the Opening Reception Sunday, March 4.

For the first time, guests at the reception voted on the paintings they liked best. The $100 First Place People's Choice Award went to Carrie Davenport for her "Street Vendors." The $75 Second Place award was presented to Gillian Siemens for her "Blue Bird," and Nancy Russell won the $50 Third Place award for her painting of the historic Sebastopol House.

Each artist was assigned a number when they entered the show, and Sunday two were selected in a drawing to receive Participation Prizes of $50 each. These prizes went to Dane Perry and Kelly Hallmark.

All the winners are S.O.A.L. members. Click here to see photos of the show.

S.O.A.L. Provides Judges for La Vernia Show

Participants in the 2012 La Vernia Arts and Crafts Show signed this Thank You card and presented it to S.O.A.L. representatives Debbie Zengerle and Janelle Hannemann last week. The two attended the show as visiting judges and selected winning artwork and crafts in numerous categories including jewelry, painting, pottery, and more. Debbie is S.O.A.L. president, and Janelle serves as chair of the Gallery Display and Docent Scheduling Committees and co-chair of the Gift Shop. La Vernia is south of Seguin just across the border in Wilson County.

Above from the left are Lisa Barnes, judges Debbie and Janelle, Kerry Janek, and Kathy Pearson at the 2012 LaVernia Arts & Crafts Show.

ArtsFest Chance to Involve Community

With the Gallery open as usual and featuring the March is Watercolor Month Show, booths at Trade Days, and demonstrations in Central Park, the art league is taking a large role in the Seguin Art Commission’s 2nd Annual ArtsFest on March 30 and 31.

Saturday members Carolyn Pittman, Robin Roberts Walker, and Mary Cannon will run the S.O.A.L. booth at Trade Days and demonstrate mosaics and painting. They will also sell the spring paintings members have been working on for $20 or less to support the Gallery.

In the next booth kids can paint a fantasy drawn by Terrie Leyton 9 AM-noon and real or imaginary birds 1-3 PM. All over Central Park kids and adults may also get hands-on experience in the demonstrations by members Roger Betschler (clay work), Donna Maske (spinning wool into thread, jewelry making), and Elizabeth Montgomery (weaving). Elizabeth also has her hand-woven hapi coat in the silent auction at the Texas Theater.

Participants may sell their own work, and participation is free and well-publicized. Click here or email for more information and the form you need to enter.

An Evening of Jazz and Art supporting the Bird sculpture project for Walnut Springs Park will be held Saturday from 7 to 10 PM at the Texas Theatre. The evening will feature live jazz, silent and live art auctions, and unveiling of the bird sculptures that members Marika Bordes, Howard Crunk, and Roger Betschler have been working on. The event can use some volunteers. Please contact Gene Ann Herrin at